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Freddie Woo tells us "I'm having to drive 500 miles to pick up my son from the ex's house because she won't let him take the train in case he gets off at the wrong station. He's 19 years old and has A-Levels and everything." - Tell us about illogical and irrational people who get on your nerves.

(, Thu 10 Oct 2013, 12:24)
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been away a while, returning with a story...
back at uni, and to use the lingo of the boards...

~~~wavy lines~~~

me and Lady Edward were deep asleep in a shared 7 bed house in deepest darkest studentville, Plymouth. Our house had split into two factions, the chilled out laid back crowd and the uptight crowd who would freak out at any opportunity with a total failure to see sense or reason. Us, being chilled out, had had a nice evening in and gone to bed, all cosey and comfey and asleep we were awoken by the (shitfaced) uptight unreasonables outside my first floor bedroom being unreasonably loud and raucous, I took a deep breath and presumed they were going back out.

They didn't, it was late, I was tired, Lady Edward had been awoken, in a very English fashion I opened my door on the raucous crowd and asked them, politely, to keep it down as we were asleep and would prefer to go back to sleep.

They (well, the housemates, not their friends, their friends seemed quite understanding, assuming that the guy in his kecks, bleary eyed at the door of his dark bedroom would have rathered to have not been awake but was going to be polite in requesting a bit of quiet) went apeshit, the male started to get very uppetty, shouting etc until I got furious, I declared that violent threats were not very Bhuddist of him (he was a 'Buddhist' apparently) and might have called him a 'Fat Welsh C**t' at the time. He didn't take too kindly to this and spent the next 5 minutes with his fist parked 8 inches from my face whilst I stood unfazed and unthreatened shouting back at him.

They left soon after, he failed to look hard in front of his friends, I went back to sleep (after a cigarette and a hug) and I was left with the feeling of how irrational he had been after I calmly asked to keep the noise down.

tl:dr - person I lived in a house with got exceedingly cross after I calmly asked that they quieten down after they woke me up at around 2am.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2013, 23:34, 19 replies)
I don't think those words mean what you think they mean.
normal student != uptight
unutterably dull cunt != chilled out
(, Sat 12 Oct 2013, 23:37, closed)
have you met any students within the last 20 years?

(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 1:57, closed)
you know which town he lives in, right?
*and*.....
(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 2:29, closed)
Yes. Clearly I'm associating with the wrong ones if this joyless scab is representative.

(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 9:40, closed)
No offence, like, as I don't know you.
But 'we were chilled out, they were uptight' in some people's version of events equates to 'I pay the communal rent occasionally when I can, it's not my fault I spunked money up the wall on drugs, we're a commune so I can help myself to food from the "communal" fridge that I didn't buy, what are they so upset about?. I don't see why I should tidy up, we all made the mess. Sorry, I don't 'do' washing up, it's not my scene- can't we afford a dishwasher? Mess? It's just free expression."

"God, they're so UPTIGHT, those other people who have to live with me"
(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 0:29, closed)
Your story delivery also reminded of the Eddy Izzard concept where he puts out a solid statement with a full stop at the end.
and then whispers "IN MY MIND" as a massive aside to the audience.
(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 2:36, closed)
I sympathise greatly
Just been out to see a mod band in Plymouth and had to tolerate a room full of student wankbiscuits
(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 1:50, closed)
+ and VERY nervous dogs?

(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 2:08, closed)
Imagine people who have consumed alcohol in excess and become unreasonable.

(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 12:15, closed)
This has never happened in the history of humanity
and certainly never involving young people.
(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 12:45, closed)
I admire your bravery for standing up to an aggressor who
was tall enough to look through your first floor window.
(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 15:02, closed)
I think everything I could possibly contribute here has already been said, so I'll keep it brief and just call you a pretentious bellend, you pretentious bellend.

(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 16:05, closed)

That's not what pretentious means, oh dear.
(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 20:18, closed)
From An Online Dictionary
pre┬Ěten┬Ětious (pr-tnshs)
adj.
1. Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified.
2. Making or marked by an extravagant outward show; ostentatious.


On the evidence of his post I'd suggest that the OP's claim to be 'chilled out' to fit the definition.
(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 20:56, closed)

oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/pretentious
adjective
attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed:
pretentious art films
the pretentious jargon of wine experts
I'm not sure that this definition would apply to his post, and tbh what pisses me off is that the word becomes a catchall insult for those who it actually defines.
(, Sun 13 Oct 2013, 21:47, closed)
in summary: "I know you are but what am I?"

(, Mon 14 Oct 2013, 0:52, closed)

Yeah maybe
(, Mon 14 Oct 2013, 7:58, closed)
'NO U', surely?

(, Tue 15 Oct 2013, 16:02, closed)

My little explanation at the end there wasn't a jab at you
(, Tue 15 Oct 2013, 18:54, closed)

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